Hew Locke & Thomas J Price | Get Up, Stand Up Now | Somerset House

May 1, 2019

Hales Gallery is excited to announce the inclusion of Hew Locke and Thomas J Price in the exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now, a major new exhibition celebrating the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond.


Beginning with the radical Black film maker Horace Ové and his dynamic circle of Windrush generation creative peers and extending to today’s brilliant young Black talent globally, a group of around 100 interdisciplinary artists will showcase work together for the first time, exploring Black experience and influence, from the post-war era to the present day. In this multi-sensory experience, historic works and new commissions will sit alongside items from personal archives, much of which has never been seen by the public before, tracing more than half a century of collective history. Curator Zak Ové – whose father Horace was the creator of the first feature film by a Black British director – has invited each artist to exhibit for becoming a true groundbreaker of their generation and their genre.


Numerous works will be created especially for the exhibition, championing the wealth of Black creative talent working today. Highlights confirmed include an original soundtrack by Trinidadian DJ, producer and member of Major Lazer, Jillionaire, which will be streamed throughout the exhibition space. Participating Somerset House Studios residents, including artist Larry Achiampong, musician Gaika and filmmaker Jenn Nkiru (who worked on Jay Z’s and Beyoncé’s APESH*T), will also present new pieces for the show.



Hew Locke & Thomas J Price

Get Up, Stand Up Now

Somerset House

Strand, London


12 June – 15 September 2019


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